October 31, 2012
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The State of Play in Australian Schools

Here’s some interesting stats regarding the current state of play (pardon the pun) in school grounds in Australia. To be […]
October 29, 2012
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Play Archive #3

American children playing in the backyard 1940’s
October 24, 2012
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Dressing down for play

When I was a pre-school teacher starting my role with great verve many years ago, I remember putting together my […]
October 24, 2012
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The Key to Great Play Environments is Affordances NOT Just Nature

I have been doing a good deal of research in the past few weeks regarding all the discussion about ‘Nature […]
October 22, 2012
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Play Archive #2

1970’s water fountain
October 19, 2012
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Pop-up playgrounds in the streets of the US and UK

Hey presto….here’s an idea they came up with in New York City. They closed streets in the Bronx and Harlem […]
October 17, 2012
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Dispelling myths about children’s safety in public places

Eleanor Image of the Play Association of Tower Hamlets (PATH) shares with Tim Gill on Rethinking Childhood, the tale of […]
October 12, 2012
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‘Growing Wild’….New Play Experience at Melbourne Zoo Opens

The brand new Stage 1 of  Growing Wild an interactive learning project for 3-8 year olds has opened to much acclaim […]
October 12, 2012
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Archival Playground Images

I will be publishing historic images of playspaces that I come across, to remind us all that there was a […]
October 10, 2012
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Not a new tale, but good to see it still being discussed in the media…

Here’s a recent article from The Mercury in Hobart about findings from the Australian Medical Association on the benefits of […]